Church Trees Club receives a big boost

Church Trees Disabled Club meets on Wednesdays.
Church Trees Disabled Club meets on Wednesdays.
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IT’S been a good week for the folks at Church Trees Disabled Club in Greyfriars, Grantham.

First they received a cheque from Rotarians who organised the Rotary Swimarathon and then they received a donation from Asda in Grantham.

The club, which meets on Wednesday mornings and has been going for some 37 years, offers a chance for people to come together and socialise through quizzes, talks and much more.

Club chairman Valerie Fletcher said: “It’s a good social get together. We are all different age groups and have different problems but get on really well.

“It’s nice coming here to have a good natter. For some people they can be stuck within four walls so it is nice to come here and have a conversation with everybody.”

The group currently has around 20 members who have become good friends and are able to offer plenty of advice and support to one another.

The one thing the club, like many such groups, does lack is more volunteers helpers.

Valerie said: “It’s given me more confidence in meeting people in social situations and has made me strong enough to be able to go into town on my own.

“I couldn’t do it before so it’s built up my confidence.

“It’s a lifeline for some people.”

The money donated to the club this week will come as a big help. In the past such donations have helped pay for special wheel chairs and lifts, as well as days out for the group.

Valerie said: “It’s a great help and we weren’t expecting it this year.”